these are our stories. it's felt experience our american experience. only on pbs. >> tom: i'm tom hudson with a "nightly business report" news brief. on wall street, stocks rang in the new year with a new push higher. positive economic data on the u.s. manufacturing sector helped fuel the rally. the dow rose 179 points, the nasdaq added 43, and the s&p 500 was up 19. the federal reserve wants to help manage investor expectations in the new year. it will begin publishing its forecast for interest rates later this month. tomorrow, we'll see if santa claus made his way to wall street-- market watcher jeff hirsch of the stock traders almanac is our guest. for more financial news, tune in to "nightly business report" weeknights on this public television station.
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